51-year-old actress, Minnie Driver, met with her ex, Matt Damon, for the first time in 20 years, see what happened between them.
Matt and Minnie dated for a short time after they co-starred in ‘Good Will Hunting’ in 1997, and after their separation in 1998, they had not been in the same physical space again.
However, Minnie has revealed that she bumped into Matt for the first time in 20 years while on a beach trip last summer. She met him with his wife and four daughters.
She said this during an appearance on Monday’s Keep It! podcast. “I did see Matt Damon on the beach and I had not had a conversation with him, seriously, since we made the film,” Driver explained, pointing out their movie in 1997, Good Will Hunting.
“That was last summer and it was actually very nice to see him, and his kids, and his wife and it all felt quite middle-aged actually, which was reassuring.
“I feel like so much of the folly of youth went on with our initial relationship, like it was amazing and tabloidy
“So that was nice to just have sort of a middle-aged conversation about the weather and stuff.”
Minnie Driver called her relationship quits with Matt in 1998 when he appeared on Oprah Winifrey’s show and denied having a girlfriend.
Meanwhile, Driver who has a twelve-year-old son named Henry, just lost her mother in March this year.
Matt Damon made a comment about sexual misconduct in Hollywood to ABC News in December 2017.
He said: “there is a difference between patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation. Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated.”
He also said that he believes that “it’s wonderful that women are feeling empowered to tell their stories and it’s totally necessary.”
At the time of making this comment, he and Driver weren’t speaking, but this didn’t stop her from wading in.
According to her, she “desperately” needed to speak out at the time after, and so she said: “There are so many men I love who do NOT frame the differentiation between sexual misconduct, assault and rape as an excuse or worse – our problem.”
In 2018, Damon apologised for the controversial comment he made in 2017. Speaking on “Today” show, “I really wish I’d listened a lot more before I weighed in on this. Ultimately what it is for me is that I don’t want to further anybody’s pain. With anything that I do or say, so for that I’m really sorry.”
Not long after his apology, Driver thought it right to make a comment again. This time, she told the New York Times that she felt The Bourne Identity star “represented every intelligent, nice white male who feels it is their job to comment on the way that women metabolize stuff.”
Well, this might be a prove to affirm the school of thought that states that “open hatred is hidden love.”
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